If you have just read a notation to your teenage daughter, she will most likely slam the door and lock herself in her room to protest. But do not rush too much upset about this. You can console yourself with the fact that most likely it will have a positive effect on her future life. As scientists say from the UK, it is in the families of assertive parents that the most successful children grow up. The results of the study testify not in favor of families with democratic rules.
Girls whose parents set high standards in their families are less likely to experience unwanted pregnancies during adolescence and much less suffer from life failures caused by rash behavior.
The study concluded that in the families of despotic parents, the daughter is less likely to have problems with grades, and is much more likely to enter institutions of higher education. At the University, children from such families also study more responsibly, and then they build a successful career. Among these children there is a very low unemployment rate, and they receive high remuneration for their work.
A study by the University of Essex also revealed the following pattern. Parental pressure has the greatest impact on adolescents who do not have strong social ties among their peers. It is the so-called "memorizing", which do not have the support of friends and teachers, often become successful precisely in order to please the parents.
Researcher Erica Rascon-Ramirez has suggested that even when a person seeks to act in her own way, the parental opinion has influence. Even a very personal choice that a person decides to make on his / her own often meets parental expectations. And sometimes, the effect occurs very subtle and imperceptible. Even when a person directly contradicts the opinion of the parents, he means it. In addition, the dependence of the choice of school for the child and the likelihood of early pregnancy was revealed. The increased attention of parents to academic performance makes children be more responsible in all areas.
In addition, the study noted that parents ’attention to grades is most influential for adolescents who show no obvious interest in any subject and are not noted by teachers as gifted. That part of the pupils, which at school is defined as “middling” can achieve success precisely under the pressure of parents.
The study showed that in most families it is mothers who are engaged in reading notations. A total of 15,500 girls were interviewed who talked about their lives between the ages of 13 and 14, and for most of them mothers were the main controllers.
The mother is most often the leader in raising and educating girls, so it is her aspirations and beliefs that influence the likelihood of getting higher education by her daughter. If the mother is confident of the need for the University and constantly focuses on this attention, sometimes not even in the most pleasant way, the daughter will most likely be focused on him.
At the conference of the Royal Economic Society, conclusions were presented that indicate a clear relationship between parental expectations from daughters and teenage pregnancies. In families where daughters had high expectations in education and future careers, unwanted teenage pregnancies were 4 percent less common.
If a girl becomes a mother in her teens, it is likely to entail her leaving school. So, her chances of getting a good education and, consequently, getting a well-paid job are significantly reduced.
The report noted that the adolescent pregnancy prevention strategy that Tony Blair proposed in 1999 was not effective. Although social services educate adolescents in the field of contraception and personal relationships, they do not pay attention to the socio-economic factors of early pregnancy. Therefore, we should work in this direction.
- Adolescents whose parents have high expectations for them, less likely to face the problem of unwanted pregnancy.
- Daughters that parents put pressure on are more likely to go to university.
- Girls from families with parental pressure are more likely to start relationships with successful partners and earn more.